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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Mayor Jim Manilla says Morgantown needs more police officers and firefighters to deal with street fires and other incidents following West Virginia University sports events, and the students should help pay the cost of hiring them. Manilla tells media outlets that he is considering asking the university to assess a $20 student […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The state Board of Education has suspended without pay a child-care worker at the West Virginia School for the Blind charged in a sex abuse case. The board’s vote Thursday came three weeks after Hampshire County authorities charged 39-year-old Roger L. Sipple of Romney with eight counts of sexual abuse by a […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — With election day one month away, the United Mine Workers of America continues to sit out the presidential race for the first time in 40 years. On Friday, the typically Democratic-supporting union announced it’s backing Democrats in U.S. House and Senate races in 16 states, along with Republicans in two contests. But […]

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WHEELING (AP) — Chesapeake Appalachia has pleaded guilty to three violations of the federal Clean Water Act for destroying a Wetzel County waterfall while drilling a well near Proctor. U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld says Chesapeake will pay $600,000 in fines under the plea agreement entered Friday in U.S. District Court in Wheeling. Chesapeake pleaded guilty […]

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SOUTH CHARLESTON (AP) — A St. Albans angler has broken the record for the largest blue catfish caught in West Virginia. Division of Natural Resources director Frank Jezioro announced Mark Foster’s record-breaking catch Wednesday. He says Foster used cut bait to hook the 43.9-inch, 44.5-pound fish in the Ohio River, breaking his own 2011 record […]

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BERKELEY SPRINGS (AP) — The state’s planned expansion of Cacapon Resort State Park in Morgan County is moving forward. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin certified the project on Wednesday. The governor’s action will allow the West Virginia Economic Development Authority to sell bonds to help pay for the project. The project includes an 80-room addition with […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Environmental groups who sued to prevent mining on Blair Mountain have no standing to bring the challenge, a federal judge in Washington ruled Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton dismissed the lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club and other groups, who challenged the removal of the Blair Mountain Battlefield from the National […]

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By SUZANNE HIGGINS West Virginia Public Broadcasting PRINCETON (AP) — Dreama Peery, a native of Mercer County, was a young, single, stage actress in 1977 when she met actor Bob Denver, known internationally for his title character in the 1960′s “Gilligan’s Island” television series. In the lovely home they eventually shared in Princeton, Dreama talked […]

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By JOHN McCABE The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register NORTH RIVER MILLS — Long before the modern convenience of conditioned air, the residents of North River Mills in Hampshire County, W.Va., experienced a chilling effect on what is known as Ice Mountain. For thousands of years, ice has formed naturally on the mountain late into the […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Actress-comedian Roseanne Barr, Santa Claus and former Virginia Rep. Virgil Goode are among more than two dozen write-in presidential candidates certified for West Virginia’s ballot. But a Texas inmate who attracted nearly 41 percent of the vote against President Barack Obama in the Democratic primary won’t be on the general election ballot. […]

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